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Believing in Magic Audiobook

Believing in Magic

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In her poignant and touching memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin "Magic" Johnson, shares for the first time how her husband's HIV diagnosis twenty-five years ago sent her life and marriage in a frightening new direction.

On November 7, 1991, basketball legend Magic Johnson stunned the world with the news that he was HIV-positive. For the millions who tuned in as he shared his news, Magic's revelation became a seminal moment for the nation. Now twenty-five years later, Cookie Johnson shares her story and the emotional journey that started on that day - from life as a pregnant and joyous newlywed to one filled with the fear that her husband would die, she and her baby would, too, be infected with the virus, and their family would be shunned. Believing in Magic is far more than Cookie's account of surviving that trauma; it is the story of her marriage with Earvin and the nearly three decades of loving each other, losing their way, and eventually finding a path they never imagined they'd take.

©2016 Triple Double Management, Inc. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Steve Parke 03/10/2016
    Steve Parke 03/10/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Must read"

    A joy very well read and some much to know. It's one of my favourite now you will love it very deep funny and touching

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  • latina williams
    22/09/16
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    "Good story"

    Good story about relationships, love and resilience! it was also a wonderful illustration of how families stick together no matter what.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • LCKW
    08/11/16
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    "Cookie is a strong woman"

    Magic was truly a handful. I'm glad he changed for himself her and kids. Great story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Briana
    31/10/16
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    "Inspiring!!"

    Very encouraging testament of trials and triumphs!! Very inspiring and great heart.
    From family, to marriage, to personal growth. I really enjoyed this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sylvia
    27/10/16
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    "Candid, Real and Enlightening"

    This is one of the most honest and enlightening books I have read. I applaud Cookie Johnson for sharing her life challenges and learnings. This book will truly benefit others as we all experience life's challenges and learnings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Marco
    Sterling Heights, Michigan USA
    26/10/16
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    "Real"

    I've always wondered how Cookie & Irvine stayed together & finally, we get to know. I loved reading this book & how honest she was in sharing their story. I highly recommend reading it - it's an inspiration to us all!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Cierra Wallace
    21/10/16
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    "Loved it"

    I really enjoyed this book! It reminded me that we all have a journey, and just because it doesn't fit within a traditional mode doesn't mean that good isn't in it. Well done, Cookie!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ak7
    21/10/16
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    "Good read"

    This story reminds readers that athletes and stars are normal people too. Her story at times reminded me of myself then others times I wondered why bother with Magic, he was too fickle for me, but then again, the life style and who he was, I guess I understand why she stayed. Her story is interesting enough to keep you engaged.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maleika
    19/10/16
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    "Transparent"

    What a great story!! Very transparent and real. She discussed the topics many stray away from.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Daphne Sims
    06/12/16
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    "great listen"

    this was a great listen . really inspired by Cookie and Magic 's story through Cookie' s eyes

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susie
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    02/12/16
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    "Believing in Magic"

    Enjoyed this book very much. Cookie's undying love for her husband & children is truly demonstrated throughout this book. What a remarkable woman of God.

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